I Liza Kai I Alli (1961)

DINOS DIMOPOULOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Greece, 1961.  Finos Film.  Screenplay by Vangelis Goufas.  Cinematography by Walter Lassally.  Music by Manos Hatzidakis.  Production Design by Markos Zervas.  Costume Design by Rita Strogylou.  Film Editing by Petros Lykas. Liza is a poor girl who sells combs in the streets of Monastiraki, arrested after she spends the night sleeping in a furniture…

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The Fairy And The Man (1969)

DINOS DIMOPOULOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  I Neraida Kai To Palikari Greece, 1969.  Finos Film.  Screenplay by Lakis Mihailidis. Cinematography by Giorgos Arvanitis.  Music by Nikos Mamangakis. Production Design by Markos Zervas.  Film Editing by Vasilis Spyropoulos. Aliki and Dimitri are reunited for more silliness, this time exploiting Greek regional humour in a love story that takes…

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To Pio Labro Asteri (1967)

KOSTAS KARAGIANNIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  Greece, 1967.  Karagiannis-Karatzopoulos.  Screenplay by Lakis Mihailidis.  Cinematography by Dimos Sakelariou.  Music by Giannis Markopoulos.  Production Design by Petros Kapouralis.  Film Editing by Andreas Andreadakis. Silly fluff that follows a tired comedy formula, focusing as many Greek comedies do on moral judgments of the country’s class divide. Delightful Aliki Vougiouklaki sells fish at the market…

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The Bait (1964)

ALEKOS SAKELLARIOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB. Original title:  To Doloma Alternate title:  Ace Of Spades Greece, 1964.  Finos Film.  Screenplay by Alekos Sakellarios.  Cinematography by Nikos Kavoukidis.  Music by Kostas Kapnisis.  Production Design by Markos Zervas.  Film Editing by Petros Lykas. Aliki Vougiouklaki is hilarious in this modern, slightly sexier version of Pygmalion.  Alekos Alexandrakis plays a card sharp who needs a pretty…

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Htypokardia Sto Thranio (1963)

ALEKOS SAKELLARIOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Turkey/Greece, 1963.  Birsel Film, Finos Film, Th. Damaskinos & V. Michaelides.  Screenplay by Alekos Sakellarios.  Cinematography by Aristeidis Karydis-Fuchs.  Produced by Klearhos Konitsiotis.  Music by Manos Hatzidakis.  Production Design by Petros Kapouralis.  Costume Design by Maria Savvaidou.  Film Editing by Aristeidis Karydis-Fuchs.   Greece’s most delicious export since baklava stars in this comedy about how marriage interrupts high school…

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Alice In The Navy (1961)

ALEKOS SAKELLARIOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  I Aliki Sto Naftiko Greece, 1961.  Finos Film, Th. Damaskinos & V. Michaelides.  Screenplay by Alekos Sakellarios.  Cinematography by Nikos Dimopoulos, Walter Lassally.  Music by Manos Hatzidakis.  Production Design by Pantelis Palierakis.  Film Editing by Petros Lykas.   Greek musical star Aliki Vougiouklaki plays her usual plucky self, this time the daughter of a navy captain…

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I Arhontissa Ki O Alitis (1968)

DINOS DIMOPOULOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Greece, 1968.  Finos Film.  Screenplay by Lakis Mihailidis. Cinematography by Giorgos Arvanitis.  Music by Nikos Mamangakis. Production Design by Markos Zervas.  Costume Design by Maria Savvaidou.  Film Editing by Vasilis Syropoulos. One of the lowest points of quality for the acting, singing (and, at that time, married in real life) team of…

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I Pseftra (1963)

GIANNIS DALIANIDIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Greece, 1963.  Finos Film.  Screenplay by Giannis Dalianidis. Cinematography by Nikos Dimopoulos.  Music by Mimis Plessas.  Production Design by Manolis Kastrinos, Haris Milonas, Markos Zervas.  Film Editing by Petros Lykas.   They don’t get much flakier, but this musical-comedy is also harmless fun. Greek movie star Aliki Vougiouklaki plays, as usual, the centre of attention…

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I Zavoliara (1960)

MARIOS ADAMIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  Greece, 1960.  Adams Film.  Screenplay by Marios Adamis.   Cinematography by Kostas Theodoridis.   Early Greek feature obviously made on a small budget with limited resources. A fishing boat captain is injured by one of his crew, a jealous man in love with the captain’s daughter (Aliki Vougiouklaki), and is forced to…

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